Industry Insights

What is OPEC? | An Overview and Implications on Crude Oil

  In international news, crude oil is often a central tenet of headlines and discussions due to its ubiquitous...

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How Weather Affects Transportation Fuel Prices

On October 6, 2016, as Hurricane Matthew hurtled toward Florida and the Southeastern United States, oil and gas producers...

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Oil in Motion: Visibility into Crude Oil Transportation

Crude oil needs to move. To get from well, to the refinery and storage facilities, to end-use products millions...

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Beginner’s Guide to Upstream Crude Oil Fundamentals

Moving goods to market requires fuel. Fuel, in its various forms, is just one of many refined products that...

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Q&A with Our Client Account Managers | Getting Started with Breakthrough

We sat down with a few of our Client Account Managers to learn what clients should expect during the...

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What Drives Diesel Prices in Your Transportation Strategy?

When we think about the cost of fuel—particularly diesel—we often think about the prices on signs as we drive...

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Understanding IMO 2020 | Glossary of Terms

The international maritime industry is flooded with jargon. It can make the evolving landscape – especially as it pertains...

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Understanding The 5 Levels of Autonomous Trucking

With increasing numbers of automated vehicle technologies being tested and appearing on the market, the trucking industry is at...

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Adapting the Energy Supply Chain for IMO 2020

Changes to refinery configurations are of key importance as IMO 2020 mandates come to fruition. The added complexities created...

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LNG Opportunities & Challenges as a Marine Fuel

With less than a year remaining before IMO 2020 sulfur regulations take effect, shippers and carriers alike are finalizing...

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Q4 Fuel Transitions Ahead of IMO 2020 Regulations

Commercial maritime vessels are shifting from consuming high-sulfur fuels to their low-sulfur future in the fourth quarter of 2019 leading...

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Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems: Scrubber Overview

What is a Scrubber? An exhaust gas cleaning system (scrubber) is a device installed onboard marine vessels that, quite...

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Bunker Adjustment Factors Are a Thing of the Past

The changing landscape of the maritime shipping industry highlighted the distortions and inefficiencies in shippers’ existing marine fuel practices....

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What is the IMO 2020 Sulfur Regulation?

Beginning January 1, 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is calling for the reduction of allowable sulfur content in...

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Will I Lose Fuel Recovery Savings to Linehaul Increases?

Carrier selection and management are often a top priority for transportation managers, so making changes to your supplier relationship...

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US Gulf Coast Transportation Spot Market Overview

The reality of macro-level headlines is they often fail to drill into the regional nuances of the energy supply...

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4 Myths About Implementing Fuel Recovery: BUSTED

For shippers considering new cost-effective strategies, Fuel Recovery is one of the most proven cost avoidance opportunities with a...

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Transportation Strategies are more than a Zero-Sum Game

Successfully managing a transportation strategy is an ever-evolving, dynamically moving target. The circumstances and economic conditions experienced by shippers...

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Diesel Fuel Price Impacts of Hurricane Season

Among the myriad of factors that influence diesel prices and the budgets of countless transportation professionals, weather often flies...

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Benefits of a Centralized Transportation Management Strategy

Managing complex logistics networks poses large organizations a significant challenge. Most transportation footprints span various geographies across the US....

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New York Harbor Transportation Spot Market Overview – PES Refinery Update

Most shippers understand that variability in price, time, tax, and geography influences fuel costs that move goods to market....

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History of the DOE Fuel Price Index in Transportation

Information updated from the original post date of 3/6/2018. Shippers using the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Diesel Fuel Price...

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3 Principles Motivating Supply Chain Innovation

Supply chain transformation is having more than just a moment. An acceleration in new technologies, strategic choices, and even...

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What’s in Your Barrel? A Breakdown of Refined Products and Price Implications for Transportation

Information updated from the original post date of 9/28/2018. Consumers are often familiar with the gas and diesel used...

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